Winter coat in the south???
So dh and I are originally from the Great Lakes region, and are going up to visit his parents in Milwaukee for Christmas this year, and Minnie is coming along. We are taking some much needed vacation, and plan on spending some time in the Porcupine Mountains snowshoeing. We are very excited, but I'm wondering about how this will affect Minnie. We currently live on the gulf coast of Texas, and winter doesn't really get down below the 40's here. My question is if Minnie will grow a winter coat here (she's an inside dog as well), or if we should buy her a coat to wear while snowshoeing, where the temps should be in the teens and twenties. We think we're going to get her some boots anyway, since her toes won't be used to the snow/ice, but do you think she'd be warm enough? All of our dogs up north always grew in their winter coat, but I don't know if she will since we live down here. She's 9 months old, so this is her first winter since she was a pup so I really don't have anything to go on.
Minnie - CGC